Temporary Auditor (Office of Inspector General)

  • Temporary
  • Los Angeles CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Los Angeles Metro - OIG

Metro provides excellence in service and support.

Basic Function

Analyzes Metro operations and management practices or evaluates costs (proposed or claimed) by contractors.

Example Of Duties

·    Verifies the accuracy of Metro′s records pertaining to recordkeeping practices, assets, liabilities, receipts, expenditures, and related transactions, and recommends improvements

·    Reviews and analyzes contractors′ accounting system, financial statements, and compliance with the contract provisions and applicable rules and regulations

·    Evaluates management information systems, policies and procedures, and internal control systems to ensure compliance with applicable laws, guidelines, and standards

·    Plans audits and completes various audit activities which include fieldwork, analysis, and report development and presentation

·    Assists in the development of the audit plan for the team, conducts an assigned specific phase or section of the audit, prepares findings and recommendations for the report, and contributes to report presentation and follow-up

·    Prepares work papers and audit reports and discusses findings and conclusions with Metro management, officials, and contractors

·    Recommends corrective actions to be taken based on findings of errors, or non-compliance

·    Provides audit support to Metro departments to strengthen internal controls and ensure accuracy of financial statements

·    Acts as a liaison with all levels of management to ensure the implementation of approved audit recommendations

·    Develops audit procedures with proposed timeframes and budgetary estimates to ensure timely completion of audit assignments

·    Conducts field audits and performs special auditing assignments such as studies of specific operations requiring data development and interpretation of unusual factors

·    Establishes and maintains rapport with contractors, Metro staff, and city personnel

·    Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

·    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field

Experience

·    One year of relevant experience conducting financial, operational, and/or procedural audits

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

·    Valid California Class C Driver′s License

·    Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

·    Experience conducting performance, financial, or construction audits

·    Experience complying with Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)

·    Experience collaborating with external departments such as transit operations, planning, procurement, and accounting

Knowledge:

·    Theories, principles, and practices of governmental accounting, business finance, internal audit, and financial audit

·    Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing internal audits for a public agency, such as Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards

·    Research and report preparation methods

·    Internal controls and risk assessments

·    Relevant computer business software applications

Skills:

·    Problem solving and effectively organizing and documenting observations and analysis leading to proposed recommendations or solutions

·    Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions

·    Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions

·    Critical thinking and problem solving

·    Communicating effectively orally and in writing.

·    Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

·    Using applicable computer software applications to access data, perform data manipulations and analytics, and develop project worksheets and reports

Abilities:

·    Perform statistical and financial analyses

·    Work independently on assigned tasks with minimal supervision

·    Follow oral and written instructions.

·    Establish constructive working relationships with audited agency management and staff, and to maintain credibility throughout the audit process

·    Organize, coordinate, and perform multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

·    Handle highly confidential information

·    Determine strategies to achieve goals

·    Compile and analyze complex data

·    Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and fiscal practices

·    Establish constructive working relationships with audited agency management and staff, and to maintain credibility throughout the audit process

·    Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

·    Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (TL)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Temporary Employees are eligible to enroll/receive the following benefits:

·    Kaiser medical insurance

·    Public Pension Plan

·    457/401k plan

·    Flex spending

·    Paid Sick Time

·    Fare media

·    Rideshare subsidies

·    Metro One Fitness (gym) membership

Please note that Temporary employees will be able to work up to 40 hours per week. Assignments have a maximum term limit of 3 years.

Supplemental Questions

1. By selecting the below, you acknowledge that the following responses will be used to supplement and expand on the Work Experience section of your application. It is important to provide detailed answers and do not refer to or rely on a resume or other documentation as we will not review resumes to determine qualifications. For each response, please indicate your job title, the employer(s) where experience was obtained, and date(s) the work was performed.

2. Do you hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field?

3. Select the years of relevant experience you have in conducting financial, operational, and/or procedural audits.

4. Please describe your relevant experience in conducting financial, operational, and/or procedural audits.(Please list the places and dates of employment where you gained this experience) Do not refer to or rely on a resume or other documentation as we will not review resumes to determine qualifications. If you do not have this experience, please type N/A in the field below.

5. Do you hold a professional certification/license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor(CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)?

6. Please describe your experience conducting performance, financial, or construction audits. (Please list the places and dates of employment where you gained this experience) Do not refer to or rely on a resume or other documentation as we will not review resumes to determine qualifications. If you do not have this experience, please type N/A in the field below.

7. Please describe your experience complying with Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). (Please list the places and dates of employment where you gained this experience) Do not refer to or rely on a resume or other documentation as we will not review resumes to determine qualifications. If you do not have this experience, please type N/A in the field below.

8. Please describe your experience collaborating with external departments such as transit operations, planning, procurement, and accounting. (Please list the places and dates of employment where you gained this experience) Do not refer to or rely on a resume or other documentation as we will not review resumes to determine qualifications. If you do not have this experience, please type N/A in the field below.